Sunday, March 25, 2007

Where are the statues?

Do you remember when statues were covered with purple cloth in Catholic Churches during Lent? In some Catholic Churches this is still done during the last week of Lent into Holy Week.

AutumnRose has a concise but thorough explanation for this on her blog. She says that
the statues in the Church were covered over, and their consolation taken away in preparation for the journey to the Cross.
Wow. What a beautiful explanation of the spiritual value of statues and icons in our world. They are a consolation--a reminder that God is with us, and that one day, we will be with Him.


Jennifer said...

I belong to a clustered parish. The one church has had the statues and crucifix covered since Ash Wednesday. The other church I prefer to attend will cover them on Good Friday.

My little girl gets upset seeing the crucifix covered...she misses Jesus. :)

Staying in Balance said...

Awww! Our church didn't cover them this Sunday. I guess there is still a chance that they might.

Innocent said...

I guess I still have a lot to learn. This is the first time I'm hearing of this practice.

I haven't seen this done in the Churches in my area till now.

Yours in Chirst,

Staying in Balance said...

The practice has fallen by the wayside a bit, but there are still parishes that do this.

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